10 Thoughts And Things You Say While Moving

10 Thoughts And Things You Say While Moving

Everyone wants to move until they start.
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We have all had to move at some point, to a new house, back to school, or have helped a friend move into their new apartment. Taking the next steps in life is something people often look forward to or have been preparing for their entire lives. It`s exciting to get to the new place but a pain to get there. Here are some thoughts or phrases that may be a part of the moving experience.

1. I have so much stuff.

I`ll be the first to admit it, I have way too many things and not enough places to put all of them. It takes a bit of work to get it all together and ready to go, even for a three day trip, let alone moving to an entirely new place.

2. Wow, I thought I lost this ages ago!

Those gadgets you find hidden behind your dresser turn into the biggest distraction because of course you need to see if the Tamagotchi you got in fourth grade still works once you scavange for batteries. Two hours later you come to the conclusion that it does.

3. I swear it will fit.

Trying to squeeze that last pair of shoes into the box or the lone pair of jeans into your suitcase becomes a large game of Tetris. If you angle everything just right you may get lucky.

4. I ran out of space.

I seem to have an abundance of bags until I actually need them. Running out of space means turning the shoe boxes and shipping boxes into your newest storage containers.

5. Do we have any more boxes/bags?

That moment when you realize you don`t have any more space and still have a whole drawer of shirts you can`t leave behind, that`s when the thinking cap is put on and you wish that teleportation was a thing.

6. I don`t have _______.

After everyting is all moved in and you realize you forgot a toaster, shampoo, toothbrush, phone charger, anything really. Then it happens again once you retrieve the one thing you forgot the first time. It`s a never ending cycle.

7. I`m going to have to make 20 trips.

This is when you call all your friends and promise celebratory pizza afterwards for all their help.

8. I need a break.

Packing is such a tiring experience and it is always a good idea to have someone else helping you get everything around. They can remind you to pack the winter clothes you have stashed away in the entryway closet and the towels in the cupboard.

9. Is that everything?

You`re going to forget something, its inevitable. Don`t worry too much about it, someone can bring it to you or ship it to your new place if you ask nicely, or you could drive the 15 minutes and pick it up in a couple days.

10. Can`t I just live out of these boxes?

Unpacking is just as fun as packing, so in other words you will consider just leaving everything packaged up and hope that whatever you need is close to the top. Eventually you`ll realize rearranging is necessary, but until then this system works.

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I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

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Life can throw you curveballs sometimes, and times can get tough, but it is SO important to pick yourself up and trust that you can do anything.

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I'll be honest, this school year was one of the hardest years of my life. There were lots of moments throughout the year that I just wanted to go home and get away from it all. I had to be reminded that I have been raised to try as hard as you possibly can, and I was doing that. It took some determination and time, but I didn't give up.

No matter how bad I felt, I stayed and persevered.

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Even though I felt like this was one of the worst years of my life, it taught me so much more than I ever expected. Looking back now, I grew so, so much. I learned how to smile when times get tough. I learned that it really is okay to not be okay sometimes, and it will be okay eventually. I learned that it's okay to ask for help because we weren't made to do life alone. Most importantly, I learned how to trust myself. My hope for anyone reading this, you will learn from my experience that the worst seasons get better. I am in such a good place right now because I never gave up, and I will continue to never give up. In a short amount of time, I am seeing how far I have come and how much I grew.

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